According to several news outlets, an off-duty Long Island police officer was arrested and charged after driving the wrong way down a highway, causing a fatal wreck.
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Robert Scheuerer, 24, drove his SUV in the wrong direction down Sunrise Highway in West Islip. Media sources report that between exits 39 and 40, Scheuerer slammed into a van.
Scheuerer was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, but he is expected to make a recovery. He is charged with reckless endangerment and may face additional charges, reports media outlets.
A police officer in the Suffolk County Police Department, Scheuerer is currently suspended as the investigation of the crash continues.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).